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   Evening Journal (Newspaper) - August 12, 1946, Lubbock, Texas                                000 FIRE O Member ofXssodated leasedWire Sertfaf yp Means VOL 22 NO 242 LUBBOCK TEXAS The Hub Of The MONDAY AUGUST 12 1946 12 Texan s Are Ki Eight Dead In Scurry Sheriff Is Shot During Auto Mishaps Raid Negro Lodged In Jail Heat Claims 2 Dallas Man Slain During Robbery Of Liquor Store ID mo Associated prem Twelve persons died in Texas over tho weekend as results of vio lence and the heat Eiqht persons died in traffic ac cidents two from the heat and shootings and fires accounted for one each Victims Of Heat Dallas counted its third and fourth victims of the heat Sun day Rilcy Carrctt 47 a carpen ter and Denver Miller 40 negro a laborer both of whom were ov ercome by the hent while working on Saturday died yesterday in a hospital Simon E Lacy 35 Hallsvillc died at Marshal yesterday of in juries he received in an automo bile accident Saturday Lacy re cently moved to Hallsville from Blanket near Brownwood Woodrow McCauley 13 died of injuries when he was struck by nn automobile while riding a bicycle at Hillsboro Dies At Waco Frank Kink of Robinson died in a Waco hospital oC injur ies received early Saturday when his automobile overturned Herman Pines 28 oE Dallas and formerly of Tyler was shot and killed by an unidentified person jn Pines liquor store at Dallas J200 in cash was taken from the stores cash register Roy Burns 30 of San Antonio and Mrs Jeanne Larcmore 23 of San Antonio were killed yester day in an automobile accident near there Mrs Anna LeUell was found burned to death in the ashes of a trash fire at San Antonio Neigh bors said she was subject to faint ing attacks and expressed belief that she fell into the fire during an attack Crushed By Truck Kcnry W Ostcrmaycr 31 was crushed beneath the wheels oi a truck yesterday at Galveston while assisting his father unload a oi while truck of horses Byrd Rhodes 25 of Alvarado was killed Saturday in an auto mobile collision at Alvarado The mangled body of an uni dentified man was found Saturday on railroad tracks near Aldinc Price Ceilings On Cars Hiked WASHINGTON Aug 12 OPA today raised retail price ceilings on new automobiles an average of per cent first part of the increase required by Ihe new price control law The increase effective imrncd on all models meets a re quirement that OPA restore t peacetime profit margins Of au peacetime dealers the uto On fourdoor sedans the only examples cited by todays increases range from on a Chevrolet ilcctmastcr to S293 on a Cadillac On a Plymouth deluxe and a Ford deluxe the increase is while on a Buick series 10 the price hike is and on a Chrysler Royal Anoihcr Boost Duo Dealers profit margins had been cut by OPA to prevent the full amount on increases previously granted manufacturers from be ing passed on to the public Con gress outlawed this cost absorp tion practice another increase under the new law will be put into effect soon OPA officials estimated to reporters this may amount to about 5 per cent to offset restora tion of dealers prewar handling charges which also tnmmec by OPA have been THS WEATHfR WEST TEXAS Fair this after noon tonight and Tuesday TEXAS Partly cloudy this afternoon tunight and Tues day Wiirmtr in noriheiist portion this afternoon Ihiuulur showcrs in northeast portion and near upper coast this afternoon and in northeast portion tonight Gentle to moderate southerly winds jn the coast LUlAl IEMIKUATUKES rcaordca o during M noum Icxni J 3 m 4 m m C p m 1 f m 3 3 m e m 10 P m 11 p m 12 M 1 m 2 m 101 U o IM ao m fi n m R a m n m fi a m 3 n m 10 n m 11 a 1 1 p m p Lubbock Man And BrideToBe Are Enroute Home After Four Years Of Wartime Separation BOSTON Aug 12 Robert E L Michie of Lubbock and his fiance Raupp of Java wore enroulo to Lubbock after four years of warlimo separation Michie B regular army bomber pilot greeied his Dutch English iianco here Saturday when the SS Silver Teak docked from BaJavia They mci in Java in January 1942 War separated thorn and Michio was iakon capiivo by tho Japanese Miss Raupps father a Dutch official died in a Japanese prison camp In June Miss Raupp sailed for America I know wo could never be separated forever she told Michie al the dock here II wasnt meant to HEADQUARTERS GO TO DALLAS Phone Company Is To Leave Lubbock Officers Arm Is Broken Prisoner Brought To City SNYDER Aug 12 55yearold negro who had sho Scurry County Sheriff Earl Strawn t Firemen Fight Flames Three Hours in City Lubbock Hardware And SupplySwept By Stubborn Blaze Fire of undetermined origin Sun day morning swept through the building housing Lubbock Hard ware and Supply company 607 Main causing damage estimated at Battling for three hours to bring the blaze under control firemen extinguished the fire before it had spread over more than half the building but water and smoke j damage lo the stock was heavy i throughout Firemen Called Out All onduty and offduty fire men some of them without break fast and all firefighting equip ment of the city were pitted against the blaze which was re ported at a m After it was extinguished at about a the fire department spent the afternoon pumping water from M en And Blood hounds Closing In On Walters Bank Robbers By The United Press ATOKA Aug 12 A posse of more lhan 100 men and four bloodhounds tramped through the rugged Kiamichi mountain country today in search of two desperate bandits who robbed the Walters bank last Thurs day The bank robbers hcavilynrm ed and carrying loot in a gunnysack succeeded in eluding their pursuers late ycslerday aflcr officers once got close enough to The pair robbed the Walters bank Thursday and were traced lo this area after their purchase had purj food and ammunition at a store in irjdicatj Ihe nearby hamlet of Daisy style took to a small stream 12 miles southwest of here However peace officers found the food that the bandits J chased at a general store ing Ihc men were traveling xhc posse armed with nues out supplies It was believed they subm3Chincfiuns and a walkie could not hold out long without food Tho posse of citizens sheriffs deputies and slate patrolmen pro ceeded cautiously because the rob bers were known lo be heavily armed and lo have an ample stock talkie radio set followed them inlo Ihe hills after discovering their carefully camouflaged get away car The bandils had driven the car a quarter of a mile off the high way and covered it with branches to avoid detection by observation planes which had droned over the southeastern part of the state Thursday in search oi the pair in hie right arm Saturday tle basemcnt of the building when Ihe sheriff 0 raid Lubbock Hardware and Supply a crap game in the b ack section a wholesale firm is of Snyder was arrested Sunday A E and his son morning to end Ihe most intensive D Oj Lubbock and Law Vsolators Local Officers Busy manhunt in recent years here Because of the threatening at titude of some Scurry county per C P Warman of Wichita Falls The senior Miller valued his stock at and he believes he may was rush cd to Lubbocks county jail for safekeeping A charge of assault with intent to murder was filed here Had Two Pistols General operating of the Southwestern Associated Telephone company located in Lubbock since 1928 will be moved lo Dallas next spring Roy Autry vice president and general man ager announced today The move will affect approxi mately 100 employes of the com pany hem and will take place sometime between Feb 1 and May 1 Aulry said Tho company oc cupies all of tho second part of tho third floor of the Myrick building here Dallas Center The move is being made be cause Dallas is more of Ihe center of our operations now in Ihc Autry said the operating headquarters were established in Lubbock 18 years ago Lubbock was in the samepo sition Dallas is with the company today We had only a few proper tics and most of them were in West Texas and Lubbock was the logical location for our offices Since then we have acquired addi tional properties and the scene has shifted We recenlly acquired two com panies one in Central Texas and another in Autry said and management of them will necessitate our being closer al hand BcMor For Employes The move lo Dallas will also of for us belter mail service and a more central location for travel ing of our employes to the various exchanges of the Aulry added The company will continue to operate division and district of fices here and will maintain a warehouse and polcyarcl for the northern division of Texas Aulry pointed out These will be main mined for the purpose of supply ing and maintaining the various exchanges in this area The move from Lubbock will lake away 11 number1 of the towns leading citizens many of the offi cials of the company having been active in various phases of civic life Officials Are Listed R B Fairly is president Autry vice president and general man ager H D Phillips vice presi dent J C Reynolds secretary and treasurer Frances Kilpatrick as sistant secretarytreasurer and Robert Buzzard auditor Directors are Autry Fairly Phillips W T Busch A C Picrson W S Posey iTurn to Page 5 Column 8 Please Brief Respite From Heal Wave Is Over By The Associated Prnasi The brief weekend respite from the heat is over the weather bu reau said today and predicted that Texas laic loday and tomorrow would again be sweltering Temperatures in North and West Texas ycslerday were five lo 10 degrees lower lhan Ihe average for Ihc week with only a few stations reporting recordings of 100 degrees or higher j The highest temperature was i 4H Boys Hold Session Here Club boys from the 20counly district 2 of 4H work in Texas were gathering at Air field near here loday threeday annual encampment that combines business and pleasure The annual event is under gen eral supervision of W N William son districl agriculture agent with local arrangements in charge of Jason O Gordon county agent and Bill Griffin hjs assistant Registration Starts Wellington hiding in a house in the Snydcr fled across Deep creek but halted when one of Several Texas rangers from the Lubbock district leveled a sawed off riot gun at him The black had two pistols one of which he had taken from the sheriff He didnot attempt to use cither Wellington two years ago had negro shine boy here in a knife fight officers said When 1 Sheriff Strawn attempted to enter i a house where tho game was in I progress the negro scuffled with I him and took his gun The one I shot broke the sheriffs right arm The Snydcr fire department the state highway patrol Control boarcVmen and sheriffs of nearby counties converged here for the manhunt Road blocks were set DeepttOOlcs un derbrush was scoured f LUBBOCK OFFICERS JOIN IN MANHUNT Capt Maney Gnult Raymond will 225 Waters Norvcl Redwine and Ed Sanders all of the Lubbock Texas ranger district Charles Fuller and H W Hubbard both of the liquor control board office here were among officers who were irj Sny oclock tier when TwoGun Wellington mstaiteaaiiuociocK ncgro soupht jn conncction wilh the wounding of Scurry county Chcriff Earl Strawn was captured The officers reached Lubbock with the suspect just before 2 p m Sunday county agent from each of the 20 counties in the district and about as many adult 4H club leaders from tho various counlies Barracks at the nearlyabandon ed Army post are being used Cor the encampment The program is filled with a variety of activities both entertaining and educational Williamson said including rifle shooling various games work demonstrations and reports Demonstration Sot In line with the current cam paign for an egg grading program in this county and vicinity for which the extension service has assigned an experienced man to the territory an egg grading dem onstration is lo be held tonight The night session also includes re ports from boys who attended the national 4H congress and tho na tional 4II camp at Washington Preliminaries were to be held this afternoon in rifle shooting lending lo selection Tuesday ol n threeman learn lo represent the district in Ihc stale meet The encampment is lo close about 2 p m Wednesday Canning Center Will Be Opened At LAAF A canning center will be open ed at Lakewooc Village this week under sponsorship of Texas Tech nological college and the Cily Housing authority Definite dale will be announced later bul any one wishing to make reservations may telephone Mrs Mary Anne Duke at the college The equipment originally used on the campus has been moved to the field Anyone in the coun ty whether a veterans wife or not muy do her canning at the center Mrs Duke explained Women are lo furnish their own fruits and vegetables and do their own work under supervision of a trained worker They may buy the cans at Ihc center it they wish Four mornings a week will be de voted to the work Officers For Luther League Group Named middle mid upper iilnelies and the mlnimums ranged from the middle seventies in Wesl Texas lo 80 al Galvcslon There were a few scattered rains in East Texas yesterday but little rain of consequence elsewhere Greenville had 70 inch and Long view 15 TO FORM GOVERNMENT NEW DELHI Aug 12 A government communique said to day that Pandi Nehru of the In dian National Congress had ac cepted Viceroy Lord Wavells in vitation to form an interim govern ment bock Federation of Luther Leagues on Saturday and Sunday at Posey Delegates from eleven leagues in the Wesl Texas area elected the following officers to serve the next year President Henry Schmitt Wichila Falls vice presidents L B Brandcs Lockncy and Anna Hose Vogler Lamcsa PRIEST IS ARRESTED MILAN Aug 12 Police said today they have arrested ra ther Enrico Zucca director of the Franciscan Angclicum convept in conneclion with the thell of Mus solinis body CreagerSays Lane To Get Nomination MINERAL WELLS Aug B Crcagcr of Brownsville Republican national commiUco man predicted here today that Alvin H Lane of Dallas would be the almost unanimous choice of Texas Republicans here tomorrow as candidate for governor Creager said a man from Eastland was slated for the lieu tenant governors nomination He said the rest of the Republican ticket was wide open and would be named al a meeling of the state committee loday Crcagcr said the three negro del egates lo Ihc convention would definitely be recognized and seat ed tomorrow The negro delegates are J L Thomas county chairman of Brazos county P W Pratt of Dallas and J R Nash Brazos county Man Killed In Work TrainFreight Crash SANDERSON Aug 12 f One crewman was killed and two others were injured today in the collision of a freight train and a work train at Fedora T N 0 siding eight miles east of here The work train crashed into the rear of thefreight Engineer IIarry Arfman of Del Rio was killed and Fireman George Slrothcr and Brakcman C T Davis both of Del Rio were injured They were members of the crew of the work train Insurance To Cover Though no contractors estimate had been obtained this morning on the cost of rebuilding the build ing Miller said he thought the insurance on the structure would cover it The fire originated on the east side of the building and a fire wall prevented it from spreading to WaplesPlattcr Grocery com panys wholesale house adjoining the hardware building Charley Files manager of the grocery com pany said a number of cases of merchandise in his basement were damaged by water but the fire wall had prevented even the slight est damage by fire Bradley Black city fire marshal said he believed the fire had for be fore it burst into flame and the roof of was about lo cave in on the east side of the building when firemen ar rived scene Work Is Impeded WherTthe roof made of tar and gravel caved in it blanketed the fire impeding the fire fighting considerably and giving tho blaze a chance to spread into the building Only a slight breeze was blowing Sunday morning hardly enough to fan the fire Black said No injury more serious than a membcrs Dl w scratched finger was received dur said this ing the fire The business hardwarecompany though black ened by smoke were not destroy MISS Miss Berneice Brndshaw daughter of Mr and Mrs L A Bradshaw of renzo was namod Miss Lorenzo lo represent Ihc town in a Miss Souih Plains conies lo bo held at Levelland Aug 20 A beauty pageanl will bo con ducted in the rodeo arena al Levelland Ihc night of Aug 20 BIG ENROLLMENT IS EXPECTED Tech Board Okays Faculty Expansion Because of increased cnrolly mont expected to reach lo students this fall at Texas Technological college the board of directors has authorized em ployment of an additional 25 facul W president said this morning af I tor returning from Fort Worth wos west side of the reach of the flame Miller said he believed insurance would cover most of the loss Persons Go To 11 Sunday ScKools Sunday school attendance at 11 Lubbock churches which reported todny totaled compared with at 10 churches the previous Sunday Those reporting today were Cumberland Presbyterian 158 First f Anbury Methods Central 5 Ccntrnl Bnntlst Mission Firs Buntlst Firs Methodist St Johns Methodist Avenue Ovcrton Chnpel Methodist I Culvnry n up Totnl Mysterious Rockets In Sweden Probed STOCKHOLM 12 The Swedish army sent investiga tors today to central Sweden where rockets were reported to have last night during a vent Saturday Salaries are to be paid from the y cxpS d sirir of tne building ou admnjstralion Contract has been executed covering vari ous services rendered since Sep tember 1945 and the college is in process of preparing applica tions for reimbursements allow able under provisions of the con tract since thai dale 50 Will Bo Added The staff already has been ex panded lo a maximum allowable by state funds it was announced Including those already employed to ioin the faculty this year Ihc increase in faculty members will be at least 50 Appointment of 28 members had been an nounced Saturday Information was received Sunday and this morning by Dr Whyburn that two of those appointed Dr Thor J Beck and R N Craig would be unable to come here They are ac cepting appointments elsewhere Dr Beck who was lo have serv ed as instructor Jn foreign lan guages at Tech will go to Michi gan college of Mining and Tech nology and Craig who was to be lecturer in agricultural engineer ing is to be at Texas A and M college The expected enrollment for the fall semester would represent an increase from approximately 250 in school at any one time last vear The total enrollment for lost year was the fall se mester total plus new studenls to Page 5 Column 7 Pleasei able shower o missiles The strange the mysterious rockets zoomed through the Swedish skies in greater number than ever before An army source said the visitation was regarded as most serious He said the time had come for an allout effort to establish origin of the rockets MISS GALVESTON GALVESTON Aug 12 Miss Rose Marie Angelic yester day was chosen Miss Galveston lo represent the city in the Port Arthur statewide contest for Ihc selection of Miss BIG FAMILY GANG REVEALED MultiMillion Dollar Black Market Ring Said Smashed I By Tito United BERLIN U S army reported loday that ils ag ents had smashed a multimillion dollar global black market ring operated by a New York family with sons in Berlin Paris New York and Shanghai Criminal investigation division men said two of Ihe roundthe world black marketeers were ar rested a few days ago one in Ber linfind one in Paris The New York and Shanghai members were reported still at large CID offic ials said they arc being taken care The agents seized bales oj let ters cables in Paris and Ber lin which they said unfolded the entire operating plan Copies of each letter written by any mem bers of the family were sent to all the others CID officials said the gang mem bers were Lewis Warner 22 former air force lieutenant and now meteor ologist for American Overseas Air lines in Berlin Robert Warner former navy lieutenant and now traffic man ager fothe UNRRA in Shanghai Oscar Selig Warner 20 former navy lieutenant recently operating Turn to Page 2 Column 8 Please Russia Is Insulted PARIS Aug 12 Soviet Delegate A Y Vishmsky declared today that a ruling ol Secretary of Stale Byrnes at the peace confer ence was an infraction of all rules and an insult lo tho Soviet union Bvrnes had taken over chair manship ol the conference under the rotation plan and VisniRsKy took exception to the chairman s ruling thai he would recognize on ly Yugoslavia al lodays session to answer Italys plea for a softened Stabbing Drunk Driving Robbery And Rape Listed Filing of complaints continued early this afternoon in four LuY bock courts as peace officers teir tongues almost hanging out as re sult of numerous investigation e s inr over the lycekend began catcinrg up on their findings happened pouce said reciting instances of stabbing and shooting and robbery and rape in the negro section drunk oriv ing and GOand 75rnilesanfcpur chases inside and outside the city and the sheriffs department had its share of persons who were charged or who will be with drunk driving and liquor law vio lation offenses and said a tnir suspect in a recent series cfi burg laries had been delivered there Negro Is Charged Buford White 27 a was charged with rape of a 10yearold negro girl The victim identified Matthew Filmore 23 a Lubbock negro had not been charged ad mitted to police he had robbed Paul Bolts another negro of SS He led officers to the place whore he had hidden an owlhead re volver and the money The sheriffs department sad the burglary suspect was Cip Duke 19 of Meadow Ha was brought in Sunday and bond ct was furnished He had been charged in the ourt of C E justice of peace for grand jury invesligation Two other men Ellis R Walker 22 of Hot Springs N and Brownfield and Dean Price 20 of Meadow already had been arrested All gave srate menlj it was announced Five Plead Quilry Five persons had pleaded guilt of drunk driving and been fined S50 and county court costs John nie Lee Houser 19 of Levellancl A Kellcy 38 of Lubbock Ernes Herndon McDougle 20 of Srnyer J A Gill 35 of Lubbock and Ed ward Pirtle 44 of Levolland LEVELLAND Aug 12 Spe Mansfield of Rankin retained his title as worlds cham pion calf roper Sunday afternoon when he won a 12calf roping match over Challenger Troy Fort of Lovington N calf roping champion of his home stale Gailhcr Sulton 31 a negro fore an estimated rodeo fans fined and costs for aggravated from all over the Southwest Roping the 12 calves in a total of an average of seconds per Mansfield maintained a slight lead augment ed by a couple of bad breaks for Fort during the entire match Broke Barrier Twice Forts roping time for the 12 calves was sccondse an aver age of seconds per calf in cluding 20 seconds added to his lime for breaking the barrier wice Neither champion nor challeng j assault on Hcttic Mao Kimble a Turn to Page 5 Column 7 Please OPA Warning Given In City Announcing legal price increases on bread and similar commodities the enforcement branch of the dis erm duri gthe iPc trlct OPA office at Fort Worth Safch and neither failed to catch lodny issued through Roy GnrnoN his calf on the first try While both chief of he OPA exhibited a skill that could only be developed by years of practice Mansfield proved himself a more seasoned roper with his speed andaccuracy timed lo per fection Fort slightly overan xious in the opinion of fans prob ably caused himself loss of time in a few instances by Irying a little too hard Chalks Lowesl Timo In roping his seventh calf how ever Fort chalked up the lowest time of the entire afternoon in cluding the championship match and two jackpot roping contests Turn to Page 2 Column 7 Please peace There musl be no infringe ment of the right freedom of said Vishinsky in insist ing that the conference be opened to a general debate on Italys plea I consider this infringement as an insult to the Soviet WIRES ARE IDLE NEW YORK Aug 12 If An embargo on all international press messages voted by the American Communications association became effective at 2 EOT loday Officials of Western Union Mackay Radio and RCA Commu nications said there wires had moved no press dispatches since that hour Bride Says Shell Weep At Grave Of Husband In Hawaii PHILADELPHIA Aug 12 U S army had ar ranged everything Mrs Phyllis Badalate 20 married loss lhan a year left Philadelphia loday for Ha waii She was lo meel her hus band Vincent an air forces lieutenant But tho 21yoarold flior died in Iho flaming wreckage of a Calalina flying boal in Iho sea off Ouhu in Hawaii Friday Tho wo regroS to inform you lologram came Sat urday nighl al a gala going away suppor Theres boon a Mrs Badalate cried Thoyro wrong somehow Ho is all right and I urn going lo see Her family said the army had chocked musl be right All right she replied sadly if ho is dead I shall woop at his fice n warning to some bread dispensers wholesale and retail and to some dry cleaning laundry and apparel that they arc violating ceilings and are sub ject lo court action if they continue the violations The announcement or bread price increase was that effective August 5 1936 all bread prices are increased one cent per loaf for all weights under two pounds bread type rolls are increased one cent per dozen and twopound ioives are increased two Second Price Increase These increases it was se out are to be added to the legal ceil ing prices in effect prior to August This is the second price increase for bread and rolls since last March 15 First hike was for one per pound on bread except ryei and one cent per dozen on bread type rolls except rye on June 12 to compensate bakers for the de crease in volume Present increase it was said is to cover increase in added cost of flour and shorten ing Thus maximum price for the pound loaf of bread except rye and for rolls is two above the price in effect on last March 15 and maximum price of pound and a loaf icxcept rye is two and half cents above March 15 Above Legal Ceiling The warning to the bread in dustry set out that it is our un derstanding that the wholesale price of onepound loaves of bread here in Lubbock is now 11 cents and retail 13 cents which in both cases is one cent above legal ceil Turn to Page 5 Column 8 Please KFYO Tune 1340 Kc AvalancheJournal Station T   

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